Make Blogs section inaccessible by visitors

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  1. naglaro00
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    naglaro00 Mildly disturbed

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    Because you know...

    •Parents snooping
    •Girlfriends snooping
    •Bosses and employers snooping
    •School snooping

    and stuff like that
     
  2. luke_c

    luke_c Big Boss

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    If you don't think it's safe to post there without being watched then it's simple, just don't post there.
     
  3. Panzer Tacticer

    Panzer Tacticer veteran human

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    Here's a good idea. Don't say it if you can't say it publicly.
     
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  5. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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    If you want this idea to be made real, you'll have to make EVERY part of this forum inaccessible for visitors, because everyone posts something personal in a forum that isn't Blogs, eg: GOTC. That place is FULL of personal info from people. Heck, even the EoF has some stuff.
     
  6. naglaro00
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    naglaro00 Mildly disturbed

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    But not most of it. Threads like Pohangster's is just a small percent of those kind of threads. The threads in the blogs section usually contain where the people go, eat, live(specifically), and other things they did. The threads there have more detail. The ones in General off-topic don't have much detail in them.


    More:
    It's to protect GBAtemp's reputation and its members.
    For example:
    1) This certain asshole posted pics of cannabis in his thread. Visitors may be offended.
    2) This certain fellow posted his math grades. Visitors may think everyone here is stupid because of one teeny post
    3) A certain fellow(who is a lot more nice than the two above) posted his personal information. Then the asshole at no. 1 posted more info about this fellow and got him banned.

    But if you guys don't want it inaccessible, fine by me. I'll just wait for the mods' replies
     
  7. Overlord Nadrian

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  8. naglaro00
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    I maybe a little unclear at the previous posts.
    The Blogs section houses very personal info.
    The list there just... lists a specific person's lifestyle. Just a little bit. You still won't know where this room is, or where to meet this person. *console here* makes this person nostalgia... good for him. This other person has fiber-optics... good for him. Another person has a 3 year old sock in his room... good(?) for him. This male person likes another male... good(?) for him.
    Let's say that someone posted his info in those threads:
    He wears glasses
    He has a big room
    He wants Argentina to win the world cup
    He watched a movie
    He said that he will go serve his country
    He bought a music cd
    and other stuff
    Would you know who he is?
    Nope.
    You would only form a small percent of this person from what you have gathered in those threads.
    On the other hand, another guy posted a blog about him winning a national contest. A quick Google search would tell you more info about him. And you know those kind of internet articles... "Firstname Lastname, a boy from *place*, who attended college at *college*, has won the *contest*"

    And by GBAtemp's reputation getting destroyed and the privacy of members... I mean something like this(I know its 2 years old but meh)
     
  9. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Um...Blogs are meant to be public. I have never encountered a blog that you have to register and log in to see.
     
  10. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    I now know who #1 and #3 are.
    [​IMG]

    I think it should stay public, but what if there was a choice for the user that posts? Maybe they could choose whether it could be visible to guests and members, or just members.
     
  11. DeltaBurnt

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    Why would your school snoop onto sites you goto? Why would your boss and employers snoop? Seriously these are all huge invasions of privacy.

    That being said, why don't you just clear your history often?
     
  12. Overlord Nadrian

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    She meant that those people look up your name on the internet and see what they can find about you, good or bad. It's an invasion of privacy but it happens all the time.
     
  13. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Its about as much of an invasion of privacy as watching someone take a shit in the middle of the street. Yeah, you really shouldnt be looking, but youre taking shit in the middle of the street for EVERYONE to see.
     
  14. naglaro00
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    But compared to REAL blogs the blogs section is different. First you must find the site, then confirm that it actually is the guy's blog. Unlike here where you're sur

    bah im out of juice.
    I give up.
    Might as well have a mod close this [​IMG]
    I'll rethink over it again and someday i'll make a request [​IMG]

    But yes invasion of privacy is the problem [​IMG]
     
  15. p1ngpong

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    Tip, if there's something sensitive that you don't want your family and friends to know about, don't go posting it all over the net.
     
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